International Evidence Locker
What is the International Evidence Locker?
The International Evidence Locker is an easy to use App designed to capture photographic evidence of mass atrocities or human rights violations using a smartphone. The photos are date/time/GPS location stamped for evidentiary purposes, and all file information is encrypted immediately after the photos are taken. The evidence is then sent simultaneously to two secure drop-boxes to be used in judicial proceedings. The app is masked so that the person collecting evidence is protected, and the pictures are never saved to the phone to prevent manipulation.
For more information on the problem and how applications like the IEL can help read this NY Times Magazine article.
What is it used for?
Collection of photographic evidence involved in:
Crimes against humanity
Local Law enforcement
Who is involved?
Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Mobile App Brewery
West Allis Police Department
Awards and Grants
Aug 2014 - Awarded Grant from USAID entitled “International Evidence Locker, Redesign, Redevelopment and Redeployment”
May 2014 - Received Eureka Award from the Milwaukee Business Journal
Feb 2013 - Received 3rd place in Innocentive ideation challenge
Sept 2012 - Prototype developed
Jun 2013 - App field tested in Turkey by Amnesty International
Aug 2014 - Awarded grant funding by USAID for further development